The Best of Manchester Awards celebrate innovation in art, music and fashion. Organised by Urbis and judged by a panel of industry experts, these annual awards spotlight the boundary-breaking, genre defying kind of work for which Manchester has long been renowned.
Best of Manchester Awards winners at Urbis
250 entries, a judging panel of 24 key industry figureheads lead by Peter Saville and an awards ceremony with 400 guests, we are finally proud to announce the winners of the 2009 best of Manchester awards….
Joint winner of Music
Jayne Compton has been at the helm of Club Brenda for over a decade. This innovative, underground club night blends music, art, poetry and performance and is a platform for artists such as the performance poet, Chloe Poems and Grand Central vocalist, Veba. The success of Club Brenda inspired Jayne to set up Switchflicker Records, which was responsible for launching the Ting Tings’ stellar career (through the release of the hit single, That’s Not My Name). Switchflicker is currently home to folktronica favourites, Magic Arm. Jayne’s dedication to music and art drew particular praise from the judges, as did her upcoming Arts Council book, Strange Trees, a joint project with the artist Rachel Goodyear (also one of this year’s art nominees).
The exhibition runs from 23 July – 20th Sept at Urbis, Manchester